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The Dos & Don'ts Of Packing A Storage Unit


A storage unit can be extremely helpful when moving multiple large items!

With professional advice and expert tips from Gainesville Moving, we can ensure that you maximize the full usage of your storage space. In the end, you will be left with a beautiful, well-organized unit that is easy and simple to navigate.

Finding and storing your precious belongings is a breeze with Gainesville Moving. Contact us today to learn more about our Gainesville storage services!

Do: Clean Before Unpacking

A filthy storage unit can transfer grime and dust onto your belongings. To avoid getting dirt on your things, we recommend cleaning your storage unit before you unpack.

Use a broom or vacuum to thoroughly sweep up any debris. Afterwards, apply an all-purpose cleaner to the unit and use a mop to disinfect the floor.

Make sure to let the floor dry completely before moving in furniture. This reduces the chance of moisture and humidity-related damage.

Don't: Leave Items Unsealed

All of your belongings should be sealed in a plastic bin, cardboard box, or vacuum-sealed bag. When left out in the open air, your belongings are vulnerable and at risk of being eaten by mice, moths, and termites.

Rather than find your favorite dress with holes in it, you can prevent pests by opting for packing supplies that have locked lids.

Do: Opt For A Climate-Controlled Storage Unit

No one wants mold, mildew, or bacteria growing on their stuff. As such, we suggest renting a climate-controlled storage unit for your belongings. These units provide air conditioning for your valuables, effectively protecting them from the extreme temperatures outside.

In Florida, this type of storage is a lifesaver. The cool, regulated temperature inside of these storage units shields your furniture from the severe Florida heat.

Gainesville Moving is proud to announce that we provide complimentary climate-controlled storage for all of the items that we transport. Contact our fully-insured moving team today about your storage needs!

Don't: Fail To Document Your Belongings

For insurance purposes, always keep a detailed inventory of your property. In a safe, easily accessible space, store an updated list of all of the items located in your storage unit. This list should include the item's name, model, condition, and estimated value.

If possible, we also recommend taking clear, high-resolution photos or videos of your storage items. These files can serve as a digital record in the event that your belongings are damaged or stolen.

Do: Disassemble Furniture

Large furniture, such as tables, bookshelves, and TV stands, can take up a lot of space in a small storage unit. Due to this, it is wise to disassemble these items to save room.

Our Florida storage company can help deconstruct your furniture. We will safely take apart large items, such as trampolines or desks, and reassemble them on your newly acquired property.

Don't: Pack Unnecessary Trash And Junk

The average size of a storage unit is about 10 feet by 10 feet. That's about the length of an adult alligator! That's not a lot of space when you think about the Christmas tree, vintage vanity, and wardrobe you have to cram inside. For this reason, it is smart to prioritize which items you plan on keeping in your storage unit.

At UF Mover Guys, we provide quality junk removal services in the Central Florida area. As long as it is non-hazardous, you can count on us to safely remove unwanted items. Book our junk removal services for a storage room that is fully-optimized and clutter-free!

Full-Service Movers And Packers

UF Mover Guys offers professional storage services in Gainesville, FL. For an affordable price, we can haul heavy appliances, unload boxes, and safeguard your valuables.

Contact us today about your next residential or commercial move!

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